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Caffeine

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Caffeine

Found in: Leaves and fruits of certain plants. Do you need it?It sure feels very good those early mornings, when the 2-o´clock dip hits or when working late. Actually, it feels good to be alert and awake when you need to. Consequences of not getting enoughZombie state has been observed.   Research Cognitive functionsWidely used for focus and attention, caffeine supports mental alertness by stimulating the central nervous system. Numerous studies have shown that caffeine is known to exert positive effects on cognitive performance such as reaction time, alertness, and sustained attention. Two double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover studies found that moderate levels...

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Vitamin K2

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Vitamin K2

Found inNatto, hard cheeses, egg yolk. Consequences of not getting enoughDeficiency could reduce bone mineralization and contribute to osteoporosis.Vitamin K2 appears to increase cardiac output. Increased risk of cardiovascular heart disease. Do you need it? Vitamin K2 is not typically common in a Western diet because they are found in a variety of fermented foods. You may need Vitamin K2 if you have a disease that affects absorption in the digestive tract, such as Crohn's disease or active celiac disease. Or if you take drugs that interfere with vitamin K absorption, if you are severely malnourished, or drink alcohol heavily. Research Bone health Post-menopausal women,...

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Resveratrol

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Resveratrol

Found inGrapes and grape products, peanuts, berries. Consequences of not getting enoughResveratrol is not an essential nutrient, however emerging research indicate that it may be efficient for the reduction of skin wrinkling and that it can aide immune responses.  Do you need it?Emerging research Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in several types of plants, including red grapes, blueberries, and nuts. Resveratrol plays a defense mechanism role to help protect against environmental stressors. Scientific evidence suggests that it can also help promote healthy ageing in humans and animals. Resveratrol is drawing a lot of attention in the scientific community with almost 3000 studies...

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Coenzym Q10

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Coenzym Q10

Found inSeafoods, organ meats, whole grains. Consequences of not getting enoughMuscle weakness and energy fatigue. Do you need it?CoQ10 plays a significant role in boosting the immune system and physical performance, as tissues and cells involved with immune function are highly energy-dependent and therefore require an adequate supply of CoQ10 for optimal function. AgeAs we age, CoQ10 levels decrease, and in some cases supplementation can help keep those levels high. Medical conditions and smokingCertain health conditions can also place individuals at higher risk for having low CoQ10 levels. These include cancer, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, muscular dystrophies, depression, and Parkinson’s...

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Selenium

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Selenium

Found inSeafood, organ meats, grains and breads. Consequences of not getting enough Weakened immune system.Selenium deficiency is associated with male infertility. Do you need it?Norwegian soils are known to be poor in selenium, and hence grains and breads locally grown will not fulfil our selenium levels. However, fish consumption can balance this out. DietPeople who eat only local foods grown in soils that are low in selenium, or have a limited intake of seafood, grains and breads and other food types that contain selenium.   Research Immune System Selenium is crucial for the health and proper functioning of the immune...

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